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Grand Criterion at Rydges Darling Square

Why you'll love this venue

  • Offers five spacious and versatile event rooms.
  • With natural light and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Provides catering options for various events.
Whether you’re hosting a conference for 150 attendees or holding an intimate soiree, Grand Criterion offers the canvas for your upcoming event. The expansive and naturally lit room can be used as an open and free-flowing space or separated into four separate rooms to accommodate smaller groups or simultaneous sessions. It’s flexible and functional, with just the right amount of fun to bring every group together – no matter the occasion.

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Packages, Menus & Offers

Please note, that pricing and inclusions may be subject to change without notice. We recommend confirming with the venue prior to booking to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

Room Layouts & Capacity

U Shape30

Amenities & Extras

$= Additional Cost

Food & Beverage

Coffee / Tea
Filtered Water
Venue Offers Catering$

Audio Visual Equipment (AV)


Other Amenities & Extras

Air Con
Flip Chart
Natural light
On-Site Parking
Pens & Paper
Room Hire Only

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April Hudson

June 11, 2024

Loved staying here! The room was quite spacious compared to other hotels in the city, and the pool/spa/sauna/gym area was amazing. I especially loved the ceiling above the pool which had a night sky and day sky, complete with stars. The hotel was easy to get to from public transport.

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Richard Morphet

April 17, 2024

This is a difficult one. It was the only two bedroom apartment we could find this close to darling harbour. It was large and had 2 good-sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. But it needs a lot of work. The beds were good. The carpets were well beyond their use by date. The breakfasts were really good. I don't know how long it takes to get a lift fixed in Sydney, but there was only one working for the 4 nights we were there.

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Kevin E

April 23, 2024

Thought it was a great location for us. Down hill from Museum Station, maybe 15 minute walk aith bags. Close to Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Light Rail trams to Circular Quay. Good selection of restaurants in the area. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was everything we needed, clean and tidy and serviced daily, if needed. No restaurant or bar on site, but plenty of choice in the area. Breakfast selection is great, but pricey at $35 per adult. We got an all inclusive deal which was perfect for us.

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Lauren Hass

June 20, 2024

We ran a lunchtime event for 40 people, and stayed the night beforehand as we were travelling from interstate. Aryana was a pleasure to work with to coordinate the event and accomodation, made the process of running an event very easy. Hotel location is fantastic, walking distance from the harbour with lots of restaurants nearby. The hotel is easy to confuse with Rydges World Square so make sure you get to the right one if driving/taxiing!

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Adrian Pich

May 2, 2024

From the moment I checked in, I felt like family at Rydges Darling Square! The room was spacious, the staff incredibly friendly, and the location was perfect for me! The swimming pool and spa were fantastic, and the buffet breakfast in the morning was just the thing I needed to get my day off on the right foot. Apart from a couple of facilities in the room not working as they should, and mugs not being replaced, I really couldn’t fault anything with this place. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to stay in Sydney’s CBD, particularly in and around the Haymarket area!

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Event Types

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